New York Times, others blast papal comments on condoms
March 18, 2009
The New York Times, The Times of London, and others are blasting Pope Benedict for saying that AIDS is “a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems.” A sampling of comments appears below, along with data supporting the papal comments from the National Catholic Register.
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- Editorial: The Pope on Condoms and AIDS (New York Times)
- Aids and the Vatican: The Pope's statement about condoms is a threat to public health (The Times)
- Pope’s attack on condoms sickens Aids campaigners (The Times)
- Ruth Gledhill: A stance that even followers disagree with (The Times)
- Paul Raushenbush: The Pope, Condoms and (even more) AIDS in Africa (Beliefnet)
- Jon O’Brien: Cracks in the hierarchy are magnified in shanty towns (The Times)
- Kerry Whiteside: Faith in ignorance (Globe and Mail)
- Kerry Thompson: Pope takes safe stance (London Free Press)
- Condoms, AIDS and Research (National Catholic Register)
- Condoms cannot solve AIDS, Pope tells press on flight to Africa (CWN)
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